Maqis detains dog without proper permit

SEPANG: The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) has detained a German shepherd at KL International Airport (KLIA) after the microchip on the dog was found to be different from the declared import permit.

Selangor Maqis director Zamri Hashim said the offence was discovered in a detailed examination of the document and the animal physically in the Maqis inspection area in KLIA at 2.30pm last Friday.

The dog is being quarantined for further action.

“Importing pets with fake, inaccurate or confusing information is an offence under Section 13 of

the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2011 and (offenders) can be fined not more than RM50,000 or jailed (for a term) not exceeding two years or both, ” Zamri said in a statement yesterday. — Bernama

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